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Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life presents Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will present the Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus on Tuesday, Feb 26.

Forum Explores How Citizens Can Hold Elected Leaders Accountable

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT 90.5 FM are hosting a community conversation to explore how citizens can hold elected leaders accountable. "Why Bother? Your State Legislature, Your Voice" is the third event in the news and public dialogue series.

Forum Explores Effects of Changing Demographics on Civic Participation

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Communication, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT 90.5 FM are hosting a community conversation to explore the effects of changing demographics on civic participation in Central Texas. "Why Bother? Engaging Our Changing City" is the second event in a yearlong news and public dialogue series organized by the hosts.

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to Host 2012 Election Debriefing

After the ballots have been cast and our political leaders have been named, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life's New Politics Forum will host a 2012 Election Debriefing. The nonpartisan conference, which takes place Friday, Nov. 9, will offer an insider's perspective on the election from campaign professionals, communication experts, scholars and members of the press.

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Hosts ‘Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide’ on Oct. 18

While polarization can make politics more exciting for intense partisans, it can hinder compromise and governing. In an effort to bridge the partisan divide, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host "Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide."

Young Texans Gather to Explore Causes and Solutions for Low Civic Engagement

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT News 90.5 are hosting an interactive dialogue among young Texans — those who are engaged and those who aren't — about the causes of low civic participation in Central Texas and how to boost it.

Hook the Vote Rally Aims to Register Voters on Campus

Event: Hook the Vote, a coalition of University of Texas at Austin student organizations, will host a Registration Roundup where 30 student organizations will compete to register voters. There will be a rally featuring live music, food, speakers and prizes for the student organization that registers the most voters. When: Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to…   » Continue Reading